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Summary: To help alleviate our reluctance to witness, let us remember the role of the Holy Spiit in our witnessing endeavors.

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Intro: We often are reluctant/fearful to share our faith because we

depend too much on our own abilities and say "I just can't do that".

Remembering the role of the Holy Spirit in our witnessing efforts

will help us witness with confidence:

I. He is the CULTIVATOR OF HEARDENED HEARTS.

1. We must "pray up" before going to a person.

2. As we pray for the person God has put on our heart, let us

pray that God will prepare his heart.

3. Just as a hardened field has to be plowed up to receive

new seed, so the heardened heart must be plowed up and

prepared to receive the Gospel.

4. NEVER go to someone before allowing God's Holy Spirit to

"cultivate" (plow up) their heardened heart.

II.He is the CONVICTOR of Sin.

1. Too often we take on the role of "convictor"...and we turn

people away rather than allowing them to listen to the Gospel.

2. **IT IS NOT OUR JOB TO CONVICT...that's GOD'S JOB... OUR job

is simply to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them in a

loving, tactful, genuine manner that would draw them TO JESUS

not away from Him.

3. AS we present the Gospel, the HOLY SPIRIT will convict their

hearts. We are mere instruments of God in sharing the GOOD

NEWS.

III.He is the CONVERTER of the Soul

1. As the Gospel is presented to a person in LOVE and KINDESS,

and the HOLY SPRIT is given room to CONVICT that person of

sin, then the person responds by REALIZING THE TRUTH of

what has been presented, REPENTING (turning from sin)

and RECEIVING JESUS INTO THEIR HEART.

2. AT THAT MOMENT...the HOLY SPIRIT comes INTO A PERSONS

HEART...CLEANSES the heart of the PENALTY of sin, and

CONVERTS THEM from a lost and dying hell-bound sinner to

a born-again, heaven-bound, saved believer in Jesus!

3. The HOLY SPIRIT "gives life" to our dead soul, allowing

us to be "born from above" and eternally changed spiritually.

4. This CONVERTING is a once-for-all experience! A person cannot

be "unborn" after being born physically, neither can a person

be "unborn" after being born spiritually.

IV. HE is the COMFORTER after conversion.

1. Just because a person is converted by the Holy Spirit, that

doesn't mean life is without it's difficulties and challenges

2. It is the role of the HOLY SPIRIT to be our comforter through

life's ups and downs.

3. He reassures us of our conversion, He walks with us through

our valleys, and he is our CONSTANT COMPANION throughout

life.

CONCLUSION: So, let us remember in our witnessing that we DO NOT

DO THIS ALONE! THE HOLY SPIRIT will cultivate, convict

convert, and comfort a person who is willing to receive

Jesus Christ for Salvation.


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